actor: Bill Murray

Isle of Dogs

If Wes Anderson were to make a film, to tell a story in the tradition of an Akira Kurosawa samurai folklore, then I suppose Isle of Dogs would be the closest thing we could come to expect. His latest, never anything less than visually and aurally gorgeous, has an order to abide to: the urgent, [...]

The Jungle Book (2016)

August 23, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Jungle Book (2016)" is an amazing adventure. The film is loaded with talking animals that are vicious and funny and a young, courageous boy named Mowgli (Neel Sethi). The voice talent includes Bill Murray as the comedic bear, Baloo; Idris Elba as Shere Khan, the evil tiger; and Scarlett [...]

Rock The Kasbah

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Aloha

"Aloha" is about the relationships a person leaves behind and the relationships that could be. And in this film it's also about surprises. The movie features a strong cast in Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, and Bill Murray. Cooper plays Brian Gilcrest, a military [...]

St. Vincent

Bill Murray plays a misanthrope in this movie, and he does "cranky" very well! He plays Vincent, an older man who served in Vietnam; he visits his wife often in the nursing home even though she doesn't know him, does her laundry weekly, and offers to watch a young boy after school because the boy's [...]

The Monuments Men

This movie begins with the notation that it is based on a true story. It opens in Paris, France, in March, 1943. George Clooney, who produced and co-wrote the script, along with directing the film, is a very capable filmmaker who puts out a quality motion picture. It is unfortunate the content is [...]

Get Low

This is a dramatic movie with a touch of comedy here and there. Robert Duvall gives a wonderful portrayal as Felix Bush, the hermit who has lived on 350 acres for 40 years away from everyone. There are very few people who actually know the details of his real story. Many townspeople have conjured [...]

Fantastic Mr. Fox

The animation is unique and vivid in this film, and a father fox whose lifestyle causes his family all kinds of problems takes a bit of responsibility in the end. And I just ran out of good things to say because the father, despite owning a job at a newspaper, continues to steal and has his family [...]

Zombieland

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

City of Ember

January 20, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Is there a way out of Dodge? Or, in this case, Ember? With the generator failing, and food supplies dwindling, hope seems dim. Yet young Doon Harrow (Harry Treadaway) and Lina (Saoirse Ronan) keep hope alive as they begin to unravel some clues which reveal that hope might exist after all. Doon [...]